The long, drawn-out story of New Skeena Forest
Products has come to a close, and the focus has now switched to what
comes next for the forest industry in northwestern BC.
Adding some sawmill
Interfor has added
some lumber producing assets, including Crown Pacific’s Gilchrist
sawmill, which underwent a $20 million upgrade just a few years ago.
A $24 million
modernization at Roseburg Roseburg
Forest Products’ Dillard, Oregon sawmill has
completed a $24 million modernization that makes it one of the largest
production mills in the US.
distance with in-the-woods-chipping
Alberta contractor PineRidge Logging is
finding the transition to in-the-woods-chipping challenging, but is
willing to go the distance
The Chip-N-Saw: A
40 years on Logging & Sawmilling
Journal looks at the development of the Chip-N-Saw, which has played
such a central role in the development of high-speed production
equipment in the sawmill.
Sawmilling Journal provides all the facts and figures for one of
Canada’s main forest industry provinces, Ontario.
logging equipment life with single shift
Ontario contractor Henry Fiset and Sons finds
that single shift operations are safest, extend the life of their
machines—and deliver results to the bottom line.
Strong focus on PM
Independent sawmill Galloway Lumber has a
strong focus on preventative maintenance, and tweaking its equipment, to
keep the operation efficient.
Thinking lean in
sawmills are being encouraged to think “lean” by research organization
Forintek, and focus on reviewing overhead and material costs.
Strong case for
secondary manufacturer Peter Schmutz makes a strong case for diverting
high quality logs to turn out higher value products, creating market
opportunities for smaller sawmillers.
Producing in the
A Prentice 490 dual arch skidder is proving
its stuff in the steep eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains for
Alberta contractor Myles Heisler.